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Thomas A. Reed

April 26, 1954 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Thomas Reed Obituary

Thomas (Tom) Alan Reed, age 69, of Newton Falls, Ohio, died Monday December 25, 2023 at Albany Health Care & Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.  He was born in Trumbull County, Ohio on April 26, 1954, where he was a lifelong resident.  In 1972 Tom graduated from LaBrae High School in Leavittsburg (OH) – a school he named from winning a contest to determine the school’s name.  He attended Cincinnati Milacron to learn skills related to robotics – a trade he used for working as a robotics maintenance technician for Glunt Industries in Lordstown (OH) before retiring. 

Tom loved boating; his favorite boat was his sailboat.  He served on the Trumbull Boat Club board for many years, and was a master open water PADI diver.  He would dive to boat wreckages and coral reefs for pirate adventures.  He had an immense talent for art and loved to paint and do woodcrafts.  Tom also enjoyed camping and had a spot at Leisure Lake in Ravenna, Ohio for over 20 years.  In addition, he was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying his own ultralight aircraft.

Survivors include a son: Jason Reed (wife: Jennifer), Copperas Cove, TX; daughter: Tiffany Polzin (husband: Matt), Albany, IN; brothers: Jimmy Reed (wife: Donna), Cocoa, FL, and Brian Reed, Newton Falls, OH; sisters: Nancy Sharps (husband: David), Southington, OH, and Sandy Grimm, Southington, OH; grandchildren: Raegan, Trinity, Tristan, Gwendalyn, Kylah, and Maci; 2 great-grandchildren also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Lemual T. & Mary D. (Yaratch) Reed and an infant brother: Gary Reed.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place.  

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, Ohio, with visiting hours from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Ohio.

Following the memorial service a celebration of life will take place at Roby Lee's in Newton Falls (OH).

Memorials may be sent to Angels for Animals, 4750 OH-165, Canfield, OH 44406.

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January 13, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
James Funeral Home
8 E. Broad St.
Newton Falls, OH 44444

Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM
James Funeral Home
8 E. Broad St.
Newton Falls, OH 44444


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